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. [ laughter ] see you. martha: a chilling story out of oklahoma. two teenagers charged with murder, a third with accessory. 22-year-old christopher lane on a baseball scholarship in oklahoma, he's from australia. the teenagers admit they did it. listen as they try to save this young man. >> they are on the way. they can't company faster. martha: we have more on that 911 call. we are going to talk about this story. it's compelling and very unnerving. gregg: a military judge says she'll announce sentence for bradley manning this morning. her decision expected about an hour and a half from now. bradley manning was convicted of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks while he worked as an intelligence analyst in iraq. the 20-year-old facing up to 90 years in prison. the prosecutor asking for at least 60 years. manning apologizing for what he has done and he asked for the judge's mercy because he had a difficult childhood. martha: new details on the nsa surveillance program. the "wall street journal" says the nsa can spy on 75 per of all internet traffic. gregg: 75% of
." martha: big one. bill: shocker. are you surprised? i'm thoroughly stunned. martha: you wonder what the next shoe to drop is. i'm martha maccallum. the nsa reportedly intercepted calls from americans on american soil. many times they say it was by accident. sometimes an area code was a mix-up between egypt and washington, d.c. but either way, when these mistakes were made, although we've been told that the government tried to be as transparent as possible, nobody was told that those mistakes were made and the information that we got in this report from the "washington post" last night comes from edward snowden, the man who leaked the initial information about the nsa program and now has temporary asylum in russia. bill: funny how that works, huh? senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is on vacation with the president at martha's vineyard. actually wendell's working. the president is on vacation. what's the white house saying about this, wendell? >> reporter: the white house appears to have been blindsided by this sorry. officials are referring reporters to t
? >> anna: yeah. and go to radio. >> brian: right. see you tomorrow. martha: guys, thank you so much. and folks news alert this morning on breaking new developments right now out of egypt the u.s. is reportedly continue to evaluate is the word of the morning our aid to the middle east nation while conducting a broad review of what you're seeing into these pictures. unbelievable scenes of unrest in egypt. so many questions where all of this is headed. saudi arabia said they will step up and fill in any aid that is missing if the united states decides to pull back on it. so you've got that in the equation as well today. good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. those reports come on the same date supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested. he was taken into custody at an apartment in cairo, one day after a court ordered the release of former dictator hosni mubarak. martha: leland vittert is live in the middle east this morning. leland, are the mass arrests doing the trick to get things under contr
stephanopoulos" starts now. >>> good morning. i'm martha raddatz. george has the morning off. it's great to have you with us. and we begin with breaking news as more than 20 embassies and consulates are closing around the world right now. and here at home, increased security measures are now in place. abc news has learned this morning that the intercepted communications that led to the alert indicate terrorists are planning an attack that is going to be big and, quote, strategically significant. yesterday the white house held an hour's long meeting, high-level meeting with the country's top national security officials to discuss the response to the threat, and we've just learned what went on at that meeting, so let's go straight to jon karl, who is at the white house, and, jon, it sounds like the national security community is really spooked by this. >> reporter: no doubt about that, martha. the high-level meetings here at the white house over the weekend are a sign of just how seriously the u.s. is taking this threat. in fact, officials tell us they believe that there are al qaeda operatives al
is enjoying a little r and r on martha's vineyard. today.ed a round of golf officialdent has no public appearance as planned, but will receive the daily briefings. the father of edward snowden is sounding off and criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says the former analyst will remain in russia for the foreseeable future. isright now, edward snowden beyond alarm -- the long armf the law, but his father suggests he could come home to face trial. the nsa leaker is not headed back to the united states because he will not get a fair trial. my son tother i will come home if i believe in the justice system that we should be afforded will be applied correctly. >> and tell that he says he will visit his son in russia. homeolitical furor here at shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard president obama said he had already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office for a generation that believe he is a jason bourne and there has
the heat over the government's secret surveillance program. dan lothian is live in martha's vineyard in massachusetts. dan. >> reporter: hello. the president indeed on the first full day of his nine day vacation on martha's vineyard. as he pointed out the debate over the nsa, leaks and edward snowden continues. more on that story after this break. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> welcome back to the "newsroom." i'm fredericka whitfield. a look at the top stories crossing the desk. number one, a 16-year-old girl abducted nearly a week ago is expected to reunite with her family today. hannah anderso
on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies were committed here and edward snowden if he comes back to the united states will receive a fair trial. the other grievances aired by the snowed enfamily that the president's whistle-blower protections weren't sufficient, the white house says they're the first ones ever put in place by a president of the united staelingts and should have been tested before edward snowden released these classified documents outside of the system. so those two key elements are what the white house says can be done and should have
obama's vacation in martha's vineyard this week. >> after arriving here in martha's vineyard, there was a bit more visibility of something else. the president's golf game. >> but as the first day of the agenda, do you go to the black dog, do you go to oak bluffs, what do you do? >> i expect throughout the week we'll see him take a few trips to get ice cream. >> yep, it's the annual rite of summer as the press descends on the president's vacation and tries to make news. we'll look at just how creative they can get. i'm joanne lipman, and this is "reliable sources." >>> egypt dominated the headlines this week as the military cracked down on supporters of former president mohamed morsi, who was ousted last month. more than 600 people have been killed, more than 4,000 injured over the past four days. the violence in cairo has taken a grim toll on members of the media covering the protests. sky news cameraman nick dean, who died after being shot on wednesday, was the 1,000th journalist killed in the line of duty since 1992 when the committee to protect journalists began keeping tr
angeles times." martha raddatz of abc news. and alexis simendinger of realclearpolitics. >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens, live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who lived well into their 90's. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed, the official retirement age. the question is, how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years? >> additional funding for "washington week" is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. the president of these united states strolled into the white house east room today to unbur
their partnership with martha stewart. there are high stakes for everyone involved. so terrell brown is here with the story. >> attorneys for macy's and jv penny faced off in a courtroom, all for rights to sell merchandise endorsed by one of the world's most recognizable homemakers. attorneys for macy's and jcpenneys had closing arguments. all over their partnerships with media mogul martha stewart. the suit alleges that martha stewart living omnimedia breached at exclusive 2006 contract with macy's when it inked a separate merchandising deal with jcpenney three years later. mark epstein, who represented jcpenney, said the entire case came down to a poorly written contract. but macy's attorney argued the deal's intention was to harm macy's. at stake is the right to sell martha stewart branded products like bedding and cook wear at jcpenney stores. something stewart has been eager to do after her parent company endured its fifth straight year of financial losses. >> martha stewart wants to rapidly expand its retail brand in order to make up for losses in its media
news reporter martha raddatz has reaction from washington. >> while national security secrets will leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hacker's convention facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> the heckler took issue with that statement but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not -- those are facts. >> another blockbuster revelation today. a still top secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on "nearly everything a user does on the internet in real time." the guardian story provides a 32-page training guide showing how the so-called ex-key score program works. update a from 15 around the world that can show phone calls, e-mails being written, sites being visited, words being searched. snowden discussed a surveillance program this extensive when his story erupted last month. >> i sit at my desk certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone. >> it was a story that brought vehement denial
of days then he scoots off to martha's vineyard for his own vacation. but to the extent there is any news, we'll tell you about it and give you a chance to comment on it at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. he goes up to martha's vineyard for vacation with his family, one person the president will not be playing golf with is vladimir putin. in fact, yesterday, the white house announced that the president was canceling his scheduled summit with vladimir putin before the g-20 meeting in st. petersburg because the president is pissed that vladimir putin gave a one-year asylum to edward snowden. for that, everything else goes on the rocks. and rick scott in florida says he's going to try once again to prevent latinos and blacks from voting. wow! on current tv. tell you all about it. are you encouraged by what you we have a big, big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out curr
of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation -- martha's vineyard, president obama says he will be moving the nsa to more accountability. >> i do not think mr. snowden was a patriot. oath oftrayed his office. there is a young generation that believes he is decent born. ne.re has -- is jason bour >> we have to expand these programs that are lawful and have saved lives. >> washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. >> wildfires force scores of people in southern idaho. two lightnings barked fires scorching nearly 80,000 acres combined. authorities called for the mandatory evacuation of about 200 people as windy weather helps them grow. >> now your weather forecast with john collins. pretty nice day. a little more human but not terrible. but not terrible. they have missed us. line.own to the maryland this last flash of activity is not rain. the skies are clear right now. the rain is moving from west to east, so it is not a huge threat this evening. temperatures are up a little bit. the average is 86. the record is 100. annapolis, 75. parkton is down to 71. frederick d
'll take your numbers a calls. president obama is on a week's vacation at martha's vineyard. he played a game golf and then he and the first lady and friends went out to dinner. before he left town he signed the student loan bill on friday, and then gave a big news conference friday afternoon. i was there, and he talked about immigration reform, he talked about larry summers, and he talkedded about his relationship with vladimir putin, he talked about the olympics and edward snowden. meanwhile, politicians are flo flocking to iowa on on the topic of madam president. will we be able to call hillary clinton madam president in 2016. find out right here. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues
leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard, president obama said he had already been moving the nsa towards more transparentscy and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. a young generation believe he's a jason bourne. >> reporter: nsa wants a stronger defense from the president. >> he failed to explain these programs which saved lives, stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> still to come an unusual ruling. why a judge has ordered that a baby's name be changed. >>> also paying more for pre-school. the tens of thousands of dollars bay area parents are spending on early education and if the high costs are worth it. >>> al gore will visit lake tahoe next week. he's not vacationing. we'll tell you about his plans. >> right now we're watching the low clouds spill back across the bay from san francisco, approaching oakland, crossing the peninsula eventually into the south bay where we'll see drizzle for tomorrow morning but watchi
. for obama, on martha's vineyard. and i think we all hope the issues become solved and the embassy reopens. 22 countries remain closed. john kerry add problem when he was photographed on a boat during a huge security issue. i think it'll be problem again for obama to be photographed on martha's vineyard if something happened. if i were him, i would reconsider going on vacation if u.s. cons lates remain closed. >> let's turn to baseball. nbc news learned major league baseball is expected to suspend yankees star alex rodriguez on monday now with his ties to the drug defunk et? florida. rodriguez should challenge the credibility of the evidence. if major league baseball has evidence, force them to show up. we are seeing one of the biggest stars facing a career-ending suspension. >> we have been talking politics so i will give it to you in termsopticses. major league baseball, showing they are really cracking down. that's the issue he is facing. >> and i will put same question to the two of you. we are facing the end of the show. does this look good for maejor league baseball. they are crackin
, and from there to martha's vineyard for their annual summer vacation. the president didn't take one last year, because he was out on the campaign trail. i have traveled with the president on a number of hi vacations, martin. they're usually not that restful, at least for the press corps. >> indeed. thank you very much. >>> turning to the congress, i want to bring in senator sheldon whitehouse. good afternoon, sir. >> good afternoon. >> we've spent two years being told that the affordable care act is in fact the four horsemen the apocalypse that will bring death, destruction, famine upon the nation. is that right, sir? >> i think the exact opposite is true. we've seen families across the country enjoy the benefits of added coverage. we're about to see fair, level, transparent markets for insurance that give consumers a real short, start to open up. across the country we've seen the delivery system reform parts of the bill save lives and improve the quality of care. >>> each year we hear another collision in the constituency between a republican and the voting public. do you thinks this is
mentioned, president obama heads to orlando before he arrives here in martha's vineyard. the president and the first lady will be speaking to disabled veterans. the first lady has really made helping veterans one of her signature issues. so we expect the president and first lady to focus on issues that are facing disabled veterans and also to talk about one of the issues, the backlog of veterans waiting for their benefits. florida has been a state particularly hard hit. a large number of veterans have been waiting for their benefits for 125 days or longer. that fits into the larger neck on the economy. we expect them to address the issue of jobs for vets as well in orlando. the president, sort of with all of this aiming to have the final word before he does begin his vacation here in marthas vineyard and gearing up for the fiscal fights. we saw that factor into his news conference yesterday. he sort of dared republicans to shut down the government over defunding health care laws. they want to defund obama care. first, everyone goes on vacation. >> absolutely. but not before we, by the
. >>> president obama played golf this morning on martha's vineyard. the president and his family are staying on martha's vineyard till august 18. he will have no public appearances but receives daily briefing. >>> u.s. attorney general eric holder ilappear in san francisco tomorrow -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow at the -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow -- will appear in san francisco tomorrow morning at the american bar association. former secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to appear at the same meet -- same meeting tomorrow. >>> boat owners have a few days left to remove their boats because of low water levels. boats are usually pulled between october and december 1 when water is released for flood control but this year a lack of rain and snow melt conspired to move the date up. >> today was the day when people were supposed to be out by. we have a few extra days. if you are planning on using their boats, they are welcome to keep it in as long as they keep an eye on the lake. >> the lake is still deep enough for boating and trailered boats are still able to use
to the situation in egypt from martha's vineyard where he is on vacation . he condemned the violence, but stopped short of calling it a coup or announcing cuts to the $1.5 billion in aid to egypt's military. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise , which was scheduled for next month. going forward i have asked my team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s.-egyptian relation. >> the state department spokesperson said the administration is reviewing aid to egypt and all forms. we will get an update from cairo with sharif abdel kouddous later .n the broadcast the washington post reports the national security agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since it was given broa
continues to have a bad summer while on vacation in martha's vineyard. it definitely doesn't make snowden a hero or whistleblower or patriot. if we can get our hands on him, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> perry, this morning, snowden's father urged his son to demand a public trial instead of coming home. >> at this point, what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all of the facts. what i've seen is much political theater. >> ron snowden there. perry, what are the chances that the federal government would allow a public trial of edward snowden? >> i'm not sure. i think if he came back to the sufficient he probably would have a trial. the question would be, he vie laid the law, no question, whether he's a whistleblower or a traitor or something else, he violated the law. i think the question for snowden would be, if he comes back here, he's certainly going to be convicted of violating the law. and a public trial, we're discussing national security matters i think is very unlikely to happen. so i think his father is
one. they are on their way to martha's vineyard where they will vacation for the next week. the president made one final stop in orlando this afternoon to speak at the disabled veterans national convention. >> at every generation there are americans like you who stand beside her and guide her and protect her. we need to make sure we've got the resources, the budget s our veterans deserve. >> the orlando event comes on the heels of yesterday's wide-ranging news conference at the white house. the president unveiled the series of proposals aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's secret surveillance programs. plan that the president said was in the works before edward snowden leaked secret nsa documents to the press. >> there's no doubt that mr. snowden's leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at martha's vineyard where the president is expected to arrive shortly. kristen, good to se
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it all. >> reporter: good morning to you. before president obama begins his vacation here in martha's vineyard, he will stop in orlando to speak with disabled veterans. edward snowden has everyone talking today. it comes after a news conference on friday announcing snowden played a role in the timing that he wants to enact new measures to enact the surveillance program. the president announced working with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including
next week. make it a great weekend everybody. martha: you will be like the shark, chilling out in the water. floating around. >> right now, brand new stories and breaking news for you. jon: another bombshell rocking the nsa. new reports reveal the intelligence agency violated privacy rules thousands of times since 2008. >>> plus a "day of rage" sweeping across egypt today. at least 17 people dead already as thousands take to the streets in response to the bloody crack down early they are week that killed 600. >>> and a new book blowing some holes in the age-old rules of pregnancy. are alcohol and caffeine really off limits? it's all "happening now." jon: but we begin on this friday morning with stunning new developments in the nsa spying scandal. new reports the intelligence agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. >> i'm allison cam rot tax in for general that lee. jon: mice to have you here. >> we have a lot of news, because details come from nsa leaker edward snowden. he sh
in alabama. congressman, freshman congressman martha roby -- she was elected in 2010, i should say. at a tea party gathering but this was unrelated to the tea party. a man gets up and really goes after president obama and this is what happened. >> what i need from you is to know what you can do, you and your fellow non-communist colleagues in the lower house, what you can do to stop these communist tyrannical executive orders laid down by this foreign born american hating communist desp despot? what can you do? we need to know. >> so, thank you for your question. he said it loud enough that you all heard it. look. i can't em. did can't emphasize the oversight part of my job enough. i think that's what's gets lost every day because that's exactly what we're doing, we're chasing down these executives orders, we're chasing down these rules that are promulgated that are back door legislation that agencies, whether it is the epa, the irs, go down the list. >> well, she didn't repeat it or agree with it but she did not challenge it. i should read before we go off on this, read the official respons
here on c-span. vacation tong for martha's vineyard, president obama traveled to orlando, florida, to does -- to discuss the disabled veterans national convention. talk about the priorities of his and administration, including any the backlog, incentive, and the creation of a initiative. he also called on congress to make tax credits permanent for businesses that hire veterans, and two passes veterans job or proposal. knowank you all, please, i you have been working hard, so rest yourselves. [laughter] i am beyond thrilled to be here with all of you today, and i want to start by thanking larry for that very kind introduction, but more importantly for his tremendous leadership of the dav and for all of his outstanding service to this country. but most of all, i want to thank all of you here today. the men and women who have served and sacrificed so greatly on behalf of all americans. truly, one of my greatest joys over these past few years has been spending time with veterans and military families like all of you. i have laughed with your children at barbecues, i have gone to baby
. >> you know, i want to go back to the president's news conference martha's vineyard, took time out from his vacation to denounce the violence we've been showing on our screen. what he didn't denounce were the attacks on coptic christians and these christian churches, the coptic pope is in hiding, a great many christians as well. and yet no denouncetion from this president. why is that? >> you know, gregg, i actually think the president did a good job this week in martha's vineyard when he talked about this issue. we didn't come out and say that the islamists won the election and they should be in charge. that's a good movement from this president. i think it's a very difficult time when you have so much violence going on and you have to remember that he was speaking right after many people, 600, 7 ooshgs 00, 800, are being reported killed. he should have said the violence against the christians in egypt is absolutely unacceptable as well, but i think he got it right in balance and that hew l denounce that violence against the christians. but let's be clear. there's violence going on on
pelosi to give him a good speaking spot at the convention. >> i like martha quinn. she's cute. >> stephanie: that's a different quinn. >> new yorkers will forgive a sinner, but they won't forgive a serial bs artist. >> stephanie: yeah. speaking of serial bs artists, for some reason yesterday watching the aerial castro thing. i don't remember somebody getting to talk that much. didn't you just want him to shut up. >> it was awful. it was so self indulgent. it was like a chris christie convention speech. and talk about his love of jesus. i don't know what kind of leniency he was hoping for. >> stephanie: that's the other question i have. is that a good idea to have him say all of this stuff -- >> he has already been convicted. >> stephanie: i know, but what was the point -- >> they are always allowed to do it. at sentencing they give the guilty party a chance to speak and apologize to the family. >> stephanie: right. but that's what i mean -- if you are going to do this -- >> i'm sorry people were offended. >> stephanie: yeah, he pled guilty to 937 counts against hymn, which by
and the political furor here at homes shows no signs of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha ans's vineyard, president obama said he'd already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. there's a young generation that believe he's some kind of jason bourne and there's got to be more transparency. >> reporter: nsa supporters want a stronger defense from the president. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives, which have stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. bryan mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> two of the biggest names in politics will be in the bay area tomorrow. former secretary of state hillary clinton will be in san francisco speaking at the american bar association annual meeting. attorney general eric holder will also be speaking tomorrow. this year's meeting focuses on human trafficking, cyber security and gender equality and is taking place at the moscone center. >>>
. while vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan. >> he has failed to explain the programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa, said that added oversight could -- >> you need to be careful how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post cold war low. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority. that's the way to treat mr. putin. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son, who he is preparing to visit in russia, after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. some analysts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher on russia but should
they were born. >>> that's president obama chipping on after a week-long vacation in martha's vineyard yesterday just began alongside some of his white house staffers. the president and first lady arrived on the island for vacation on saturday. mr. obama has no public appearances planned this week but will receive daily briefings and a lot of calls. >> that makes me want to take a vacation. >>> cash, plastic and your face. >> it's entertainment to some but a pain to others. the ups and downs of this year's outside lands festival. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, "great sand sculpture conte" in long beach. the event drs in professional and amateur >>> you are looking at moby dick made of sand. this is one of entries at a sand sculpture contest in long beach. it draws in amateur and professionals every year. this weekend's contest carried a literary theme. the money raised goes to the long beach library foundation. >>> europe's top surfers medical in munich for the third annual stationary wave riding contest. >> germany? organizers say this is the world's largest artificial wave. a 32-foot-wid
saturday as president obama and the first lady began a martha's vineyard vacation. the aircraft which can take off vertically like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. it shuttled white house staff, media and secret service members from coast guard air station cape cod. the marines say the ospreys are twice as fast and can travel six times farther 18 of the 19 u-s embassies and consulates will reopen this morning after being closed due to a terror threat. this is the embassy in yemen, which is the 'only' one that will not reopen yet. the embassies are scattered throughout the middle east and africa. they were closed after a ha crawford message between al- qaida a separate threat led to the closing of the u-s consulate remains closed. edward snowden's father says he has obtained a visa to visit his son in russia. lon snowden did not disclose when he is visiting. snowden's father and his lawyer also said they have not spoken directly with was edward since he fled the u-s to russia, where he was given asylum. his father says he would like his son to return to the u-s someday. however he s
are today. president obama's big day yesterday, it was a rainy day in martha's vineyard. he picked up lunch and then he and the first lady went out for dinner, and played a little basketball in the afternoon. and i hope he got a long nap in. the department of justice filed a to blocked the merger of two more air lines. the department of justice said this is just one merger too far. will it fly in found out on current tv. ♪ at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-v
. martha raddatz has been tracking the threats that led to the closing. are the embassies opening again now because u.s. officials believe the drone strikes in yemen this week actually got the plotters? >> george, officials say the plotters of this specific plan were not killed in strikes in yemen, but the dead are part of the network of terrorists trying to kill americans. intelligence officials believe the plan was to send a truck bomb into the u.s. embassy there. but a senior u.s. official, that because of the actions taken, the terrorists have likely moved the explosives out of the vehicle and are changing tactics. adding that we think that the imminent threat dissipated, but fear they have gone back to ground waiting for the next opportunity to strike. this immediate threat may have passed, but the threat of terrorism never passed. >> we heard from u.s. officials that tlebl that the nsa surveillance programs helped track this emerging threat. the president announced some reforms on friday in those programs. and had tough words for the nsa leaker edward snowden, said he was not a patrio
. and now it's on to court and jcpenney joining martha stewart living omnimedia against macy's. and seeing the parties in court today for the first time in three months and it's possible the judge could even render a decision today because he's had all of the post trial briefs for quite some time to really determine who, in fact, has the right to sell martha stewart designed products in the categories that macy's claims it contractually owns. right now martha stewart's legal team is presenting its closing argument. jcpenney's team will present after that. each of those legal teams will get 75 minutes each before macy's goes on for two hours of its closing. the judge said he will not ask any questions this time, he'll simply sit back and listen and take notes. macy's is no longer asking the judge to pull the jcpenney everyday products that martha stewart designed off of the shelves but is instead asking that he prohibit martha stewart living from designing any additional products in those categories. also macy's is now seeking damages, attorney's fees and punitive damages and injunctive rel
items from san francisco designers. >>> today a judge could end the retail battle that focuses on martha stewart's products. macy's says j.c. penney violated the exclusive deal with martha stewart when it started selling her home products in her stores. penny says those items were in special stand alone areas so it was not a violation. stewart testified she's flabber gassed that macy's objected -- objected to her deal with j.c. penney's. >>> google's phones commanded almost three quarters of the global smartphone market in early 2013. 80% of all downloads from google play are for games. >>> a lawyer representing the mayor of san diego has ignited another controversy until mayor's sexual a artment scandal. the mayor says the city should foot the bill for him for his sexual law enforcement against him. thethe city council unanimously voted against that. >>> there is the labor groups say that efrin key ria has shown bad choices and bad behavior and they want him to step down. >>> the bryad group operates 13 friday's franchises in new jersey and one in the bay area. the restaurant company sa
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